Keira Knightley declines fourth Pirates movie

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It was a faraway beach at sunset. Will Turner lightly kissed Elizabeth Swan's leg and headed out for 10 years of captaining the Flying Dutchman, and audiences of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End were left with more questions than answers. What would happen, the crowd wondered (perhaps skeptically, seeing that this was already a sequel to a sequel), in 10 years when the lovers reunited? Over the course of a lonely decade, would the loopy, eye-shadow-smeared embrace of Capt. Jack Sparrow start to look attractive to the husband-deprived Mrs. Turner? We were less worried about young Will; not too many women aboard the Flying Dutchman. Although a teaser following the credits showed Elizabeth and her son awaiting Will's return, nothing was set in stone.

Sadly, the original Miss Swan, Keira Knightley, won't be onset to find out. Reportedly, the 23-year-old actress has declined an invitation to star in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The British leading lady says, "It was a completely fantastic experience, and it was an amazingly large portion of my life, but I don't think I need to go there again. I think that it's done."